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Food Safety and Sanitation Seminar for the Food Service Worker

Published: 02/28/2017 - Health Announcements

The Manchester Health Department will be presenting a "Food Safety and Sanitation Seminar for the Food Service Worker" on Monday, March 27, 2017. This training, as always, is offered free of charge.

Each seminar will cover food safety concepts and practices as well as topics on food handling practices and procedures, microbiology, equipment purchase and maintenance, sanitation, and insect and rodent control. A morning seminar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and an afternoon seminar will run from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (each session covers the same material).


Online Dog Licensing Temporarily Unavailable

Published: 02/24/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

City of Manchester, NH 2017-18 online dog licensing renewal portal is temporarily unavailable while we perform maintenance on our system.  Please try back later.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Mardi Gras 5K" on February 28th - Road Closures begin @ 3:00 PM on Elm St and 6:50 PM for Ca...

Published: 02/23/2017 11:44 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Manchester Police Department would like to advise you that the "Mardi Gras 5K" will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 on Elm St and Canal St. The race will begin at 7:00 PM and will require the following road closures; Beginning at 3:00 PM - Elm St will be closed from Amherst St to Concord ...

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Winterfest 2017

Published: 02/14/2017 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Winterfest is coordinated by the Office of Youth Services and takes place during February Vacation.  Winterfest offers an abundance of activities for families to enjoy during the break. 

The Parks and Recreation Department hosts a few events

2/27 to 3/3 Public Skating at the JFK Adults: $5 Children $3

2/27 Intro to Disc Golf at Beech St School 10-12 open to grades 5 - 8

2/28-3/1 3v3 Basketball Tournament at Beech St School at 9:30 
Open to grades 5-8 in Manchester. Register at Saturday Basketball. No more than 4 members per team.

3/3 Basketball Free Throw Contest at Beech St School 10-12 
Also sign up at Saturday Basketball or the day of. Open grades 

For more info email

For the complete schedule click below:

Winterfest 2017 Schedule 

Manchester City Hall will be closed for business Monday (2/13/2017) due to inclement weather

Published: 02/12/2017 9:36 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Manchester City Hall will be closed for business Monday (2/13/2017) due to inclement weather and will reopen Tuesday (2/14/2017) at 8am.

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Due to the impending storm, No trash and recycling collection on Monday, February 13, 2017. Expec...

Published: 02/12/2017 11:37 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

No trash and recycling collection Monday, February 13, 2017; expect delays throughout the week Due to the impending storm, the Department of Public Works has postponed Monday, February 13, 2017, trash and recycling collection to Tuesday, February 14, 2017. To assist our personnel with safe and eff...

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Snow Emergency tonight Sunday 02/12/2017 from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am Monday 02/13/2017. No parking ...

Published: 02/12/2017 10:32 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Public Works Director is declaring a SNOW EMERGENCY that will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 until 6:00 a.m. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017. Upon declaration of a Snow Emergency, any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed and impounded. Look for the blinking strobe lig...

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Free Legal Seminar by Elder Law Attorney Edward Beasley. Thursday November 3rd and Friday November 4th at 1:00 PM

Published: 2/10/2017 - Senior Services

At this free legal seminar, Elder Law Attorney Edward Beasley will discuss how to protect your house and lifetime of savings from a prolonged nursing home stay, how to avoid probate, plus strategies for passing assets safely and efficiently. Attorney Beasley, former chairman of the American Bar Association Elder Law Committee, presents this lively and engaging seminar in everyday language, and there will be plenty of time for questions. Special guest and co-author Gregory Gagne will present financial planning tips. You will also receive a free copy of our book, "Trust for the Average Person: The Optimum Estate Plan". Please call 1-800-370-5010 to register for this FREE program.

Due to inclement weather, all trash & recycling collection operations have been suspended for...

Published: 02/09/2017 11:36 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Due to inclement weather, the Department of Public Works and Pinard Waste have suspended all trash and recycling collection operations for the day. Residents who have trash pick up on Thursdays should put their items out on Friday. Residents who have pickup on Friday may experience delays of up to 2...

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Snow Emergency tonight, Feb.9th from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am Friday Feb.10th No parking on all city ...

Published: 02/09/2017 8:39 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Public Works Director is declaring a Snow Emergency that will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 until 6:00 a.m. Friday, February 10th. Any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed and impounded. Vehicles that are impounded will be stored at the City’s Vehicle Impoundme...

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Published: 02/09/2017 7:00 AM - Tax Collector Announcements


City of Manchester, Tax Collector’s Office will accept sealed bids for the disposition of tax deeded property located at Map 0492 Lot 0020, GROVELANDE AVE., MANCHESTER NH.

Bid conditions include a minimum bid of $6,000.

SEALED BID DEADLINE:  Thursday, March 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Bid Specifications and Conditions of Sale

Link to all forms


Any questions contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 603-624-6575 or email us at

Snow Emergency tonight, Tues. Feb 7th from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am Wed. Feb 8th. No parking on all c...

Published: 02/07/2017 1:52 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Public Works Director is declaring a Snow Emergency that will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2017 until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 8th. Any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed and impounded. Vehicles that are impounded will be stored at the City’s Vehicle Impoundm...

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Annual Microchip and Rabies Clinic

Published: 02/06/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

The City Clerk's Office will again be joining the Manchester Animal Shelter and the the Veterinary Emergency Center of Manchester for the annual Microchip and Rabies Clinic to benefit the shelter.  The clinic will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

It is $25.00 to microchip your cat or dog and $15.00 for a rabies vaccine.  (Cash preferred or charge - checks not accepted)   In order to receive a 3-year rabies vaccine please bring proof of previous vaccine.  All pets must be leashed or caged. 

License your dog at the same time.  For Manchester residents, representatives from the City Clerk's Office will be on site to license your dogs.  Cash or check only for dog licensing.

Better Choices Better Health beginning Tuesday March 7th, at 9:30am

Published: 2/6/2017 - Senior Services

This 6 week class will focus on managing chronic disease. Topics will include: Eating right, exercise to stay flexible. Ways to deal with tiredness, pain, frustration, & isolation. How to take medications the right way, and understanding new treatment options. Sponsored by City of Manchester Department of Health
To register call (603)624-6533

Special Election for State Representative (District 44/Wards 8 & 9)

Published: 02/01/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

The special election dates have been set to fill the state representative vacancy in District 44 (Manchester wards 8 & 9).  A primary election will be held on April 4, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. with the general election to follow on May 23, 2017.

Those interested in becoming a candidate for the office are encouraged to file a Declaration of Candidacy with the Secretary of State between February 6 - 10, 2017.  Declarations of Candidacy may also be accepted at our office on February 6th and 7th only.

For more information, you may call the Secretary of State at 271-3242.

Life Line Screening

Published: 2/1/2017 - Senior Services

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based health screenings, will offer their affordable , non-invasive and painless health screenings at the William B Cashin Senior Center om 3/13/2017. Five Screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to:blocked arteries in the legs which is closely tied to stroke risk; and bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit

Snow Emergency tonight from 10:00 pm Tues. Jan 31st until 6:00 am Wed. Feb 1st. No parking on all...

Published: 01/31/2017 3:05 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Public Works Director is declaring a Snow Emergency that will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017 until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 1st. Any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed and impounded. Vehicles that are impounded will be stored at the City’s Vehicle Impoundm...

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ATTENTION: The Tax Office can not complete any Motor Vehicle transactions 02/17/2017 - 02/21/2017

Published: 01/31/2017 2:33 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

ATTENTION MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRANTS The Tax Office will not be able to complete Motor Vehicle transactions Friday, February 17th & Tuesday, February 21st. We will not be able to issue or complete the following transactions: Complete new registrations, renewals, plate transfers or title application...

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2017 Planning & Community Development Department Calendar

Published: 01/03/2017 - Planning & Community Development Announcements

The calendar, which includes Planning Board meetings and deadlines, Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings, Conservation Commision meetings, and Heritage Commission meetings, is available here.

Searching for Summer Lifeguards

Published: 12/20/2016 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

We are starting our search for 2017 summer lifeguards.  If you are an experienced swimmer, will be 17 years of age by the summer and either have your lifeguard certification or are able to obtain one, please call 624-6444.

See flyer for more information: Summer Lifeguards.

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

Published: 10/04/2016 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

The state of New Hampshire recently confirmed that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect from Asia that has killed millions of ash trees nationwide, has been found in Manchester, joining a growing list of New Hampshire towns.  In an effort to slow the spread of this insect, the state has issued a quarantine on the movement of all ash materials, as well as all hardwood firewood and wood chips, coming out of and through Hillsborough, Rockingham, Belknap, and Merrimack counties.  The Merrimack county quarantine has been in effect since 2013. 


Please visit for specific quarantine details.  This website also contains information concerning many aspects of EAB, including how to identify it and what options you have to protect your ash trees..

To report evidence of EAB, please call either:

  • NH Division of Forests & Lands – (603) 271-2214
  • Pierra Siegart, State Entomologist – (603) 271-2561
  • Manchester Division of Parks, Recreation, & Cemeteries – (603) 624-6444 x5350

Voluntary Conservation of Outdoor Water Use amid Extreme Regional Drought Conditions

Published: 09/27/2016 10:00 AM - Water Works News

Due to the extended dry conditions brought on by the lack of precipitation, Manchester Water Works (MWW) is requesting customers to voluntarily restrict the use of water outdoors. We also ask that customers exercise water conservation measures indoors.

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City of Manchester, New Hampshire Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Published: 09/14/2016 - Health Announcements

City of Manchester, New Hampshire Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize For Efforts that Give All Residents the Chance to Thrive

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recognizes the City of Manchester, NH for Weaving a Culture of Health throughout the Community’s Fabric

Manchester, NH (September 14, 2016) Manchester is one of seven winners of the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to health. The Prize honors communities for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Manchester is being nationally recognized for bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health, drawing especially on the wisdom, voice, and experience of residents themselves. Chosen from nearly 200 applicant communities across the country, Manchester’s award winning efforts include its response to the emerging opioid and heroin epidemic—which has successfully mobilized first responders, community organizations, and health care providers to connect residents with critical treatment services. When over half of the City’s school children became enrolled in free and reduced meals, city leaders in partnership with residents worked to transform schools in the city’s most socioeconomically disadvantaged areas into neighborhood health and education hubs. Former textile mills have been converted into high-tech spaces and outdoor recreation areas, spurring economic growth and providing more opportunities for physical activity. Funders are collaboratively investing in new ways to bring projects to scale.

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Come Learn to Skate with the Southern NH Skating Club at JFK Coliseum!

Published: 09/09/2016 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

The Southern NH Skating Club offers Learn to Skate programs for ages 2.9 to 102 years old!  Whether a future figure skater or competitive hockey player, they take great care in providing skaters with the proper techniques to achieve success.

The 2016-2017 season begins October 1!

The programs are offered at the JFK Coliseum in Manchester.  The schedule is:

     -Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

     -Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

The programs run throughout the year and new skaters are always welcome.


The Southern NH Skating Club has been providing high quality skating instruction for more than 50 years.  Founded in 1964, the club has provided lessons to beginning through competitive levels in basic skills, freestyle, ice dancing, hockey skating, and United States Figure Skating (USFS) Learn to Skate programs.  The full staff of professional coaches is registrerd with USFS and the Professional Skaters Association. 

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To get more informatino about ice times, costs, and to sign up, you can e-mail or leave a message at 603-485-6144.




Public Boat Launches on Lake Massabesic will not be allowing trailer boat launching!

Published: 08/22/2016 12:13 AM - Water Works News

Important Notice!


Manchester Water Works: 603-624-6482

Garret Graaskamp (NHFG): 603-271-1748

August 22, 2016


Massabesic Lake - Manchester Water Works Trailer Ramps Closed Due to Low Water Levels


Auburn, N.H. – New Hampshire Fish and Game was informed today that the Manchester Water Works are temporarily closing the two public ramps they control for trailered-boat access to Lake Massabesic until further notice.  The ramps are located on (1) Manchester (Candia) Road near the Fair Haven Church and (2) Chester Road (Route 121) near the Auburn Town Offices.  NH Fish and Game does not have any ramps on Lake Massabesic.


Please note that the two ramps remain open for canoe and kayak access, along with the Dear Neck access which is a cartop only site. 


The ramps are closed because drought conditions have severely lowered the lake water elevation creating potential water quality concerns to this public water supply as the ramps now do not extend to the water’s edge.  The ramps will remain closed until further notice. 


For the latest information about these three access sites, please contact the Manchester Water Works directly during business hours at: 603-624-6482.


New Hampshire's Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees and federal Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration funds.  Fish and Game's Facilities Construction and Lands Division acquires land for public water access sites, refurbishes existing sites and builds new public boat access areas.  For more information on boating access locations in NH visit

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